Recently I was looking at the tabloid headlines in the grocery store line.
It’s not the first time, I’m embarrassed to say.
(For another story on that, click here.)
I noticed an article about the couple from the HGTV show “Flip or Flop,” who are getting a divorce.
Having just gone on a trip and spent many hours in a hotel room watching HGTV, I was extremely interested in this.
I had noticed that Tarek was a little mean to Christina on camera, (Yes, I’m on a first-name basis with the these people; I know them quite well, actually) and I really REALLY wanted to know what was happening BEHIND THE SCENES.
I had to buy this magazine. I put it in my cart.
Then I saw the National Enquirer was saying they had PROOF that Princess Kate was bulimic, and it all had to do with an incriminatingly placed band-aid.
Oh man! I wanted to know the significance of that band-aid.
But, I was already buying ONE tabloid. I felt that I might look like a real nut if I got two, so I resisted.
I went home and devoured the article on Tarek and Christina. As I suspected, he “reduced her to tears on multiple occasions” and “treated her like garbage,” according to “a source who witnessed it all.”
Oooh! I knew that guy was bad news!
Of course, I do understand that it’s unlikely their problems are so one-sided. Perhaps the pressures of being reality TV stars are really to blame.
The difficulties of being paid exorbitantly to have your everyday life filmed ARE quite high, I’m told. After all, look at John and Kate!
This is why I personally have turned down all offers to make a reality TV show about my family, even though I realize we are quite fascinating, and I’m depriving the world of some first-class entertainment. No, we must remain anonymous in order to preserve our wholesome family life.
And I think I have to go back and get that National Enquirer…..
P.S. The band-aid was on Princess Kate’s middle finger!! Clear proof of bulimia, according to “a medical source who has not treated the princess.”
I can’t imagine what terrible things the band-aid I currently have on my pinkie toe might mean. Good thing I’m not famous.